Record 28,350,000 Hispanics Employed in November

By Craig Bannister | December 6, 2019 | 8:16am EST

The number of Hispanics and Latinos employed hit a new record of 28,350,000 in November, breaking the record set a month earlier, as the national seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for Hispanics and Latinos ticked up to 4.2% – from the record low set in September.

In November, the unemployment rate for Hispanics and Latinos, aged 16 and up, was 4.2%, up from 4.1% in October, up from its record low of 3.9% set in September. BLS began tracking Hispanic-Latino employment data in 1973.

A record 28,350,000 Hispanics had jobs in November - the third straight monthly record, following 28,282,000 Hispanics employed in October, which broke the record of 28,152,000 employed set in September. 29,587,000 Hispanics participated in the workplace in November, up from 29,486,000 the previous month. Hispanics' labor force participation rate was 67.4%, up from 67.3% in October.

The number of unemployed Hispanics rose to 1,237,000 from 1,204,000 in October, resulting in the uptick in the unemployment rate.

Hispanic-Latino employment statistics for November 2019:

  • Unemployment rate: 4.2%, up from 4.1% in October.
  • Civilian Noninstitutionalized Population (16+ years old): 43,902,000, up from 43,814,000 in October.
  • Number Participating in Labor Force: 29,587,000, up from 29,486,000 in October.
  • Labor Force Participation: 67.4%, up from 67.3% in October.
  • Number Employed: 28,350,000, up from 28,282,000 in October.
  • Number Unemployed: 1,237,000, up from 1,204,000 in October.
(Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

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